Monday, March 30, 2015

Simple Dinner @Poh San Restaurant, Ipoh Garden East



Thai Style Chicken
deep fried chicken topped with shredded cucumber 
and pour on with a sweet and spicy thai chillie sauce

My cousin and aunt from Singapore came visiting and I brought them to eat at Poh San restaurant which is near my place . I ordered a few of their signature dishes which are our favourites.  WB and I regular this shop whenever the home kitchen is closed for the day :p  We love their steamed eggs dish 'Sum Wong Tan' consists of three types of eggs - salted duck egg, century egg and egg and their Thai Style Chicken and also their ' Kow Yok'  - alternate slices of yam and pork belly steamed with red beancurd. Not only we had a great fellowship together, we had a great meal too :)  Poh San restaurant is a non air con place and thus the food prices are quite reasonable.  WB and I love this place as their dishes are quite home cooked :)  I will just showcase a few of their signature dishes for today.  The other two dishes I have left out coz I was busy chatting with my aunt and forgotten to snap the simple stir fry veggies :p


'Sum Wong Tan ' - their famous steamed egg dish
consisting of 3 types of egg - slated duck egg, century egg and chicken egg
smooth texture

'Kow Yok ' - alternate slices of yam and pork belly steamed with red beancurd























their signature tofu dish - deep fried and topped with minced meat


Enjoy !

Monday, March 16, 2015

Steamed Red Snapper With Ginger Garlic Rice Vinegar Sauce
























Bought a piece of red snapper fillet from Jusco a few days ago.  Ran out of idea how to cook this piece of fish steak :p, then suddenly I remembered the new cookbook - Madam Choong's Nostalgic Recipes that I bought a month ago , has this very appetizing looking steamed fish recipe with lots and lots of ginger and garlic and chillies.  I flipped to the page and jotted down the ingredients and tada...next I had this a amazingly delicious steamed fish set on the dining table.  The steamed fish smells good ! A keeper for sure. It is so freaking healthy that I want to have this everyday if possible...that is how crazily in love I am with this dish.  The fish is fresh and the fragrant from the mixture of chopped ginger and garlic and hot chillies really whets my appetite. Lip-smacking good !


this piece of  red snapper costs RM11.00























awesome toppings !

























Steamed Red Snapper With Ginger Garlic Rice Vinegar Sauce - 
adapted from Madam Choong's Nostalgic Recipes 
( you can get this book from any Popular BookShop)

ingredients:

1 piece of red snapper fillet
(A)
thumb sized ginger - chopped
3 cloves of garlic - chopped 
3 bird's eye chilli - sliced
1 tbsp of rice vinegar
a pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp of olive oil



Method:
Mix ingredients (A) together in a small bowl
Place the fish fillet on a steaming plate and top with the (A) mixture sauce
Heat steamer to rolling boil, put in the fish and steam for 8 minutes. Take out and serve hot.

Enjoy !




Friday, March 13, 2015

Pork Chop Chinese Style
























This is WB's favorite dish......Pork Chop Chinese Style. He has been pestering me to cook this dish for some time but because I don't fancy this dish much, I ignored his request and gave stupid excuses not to cook this dish for him ...:p so selfish of me.  But yesterday, I cooked this dish for him for lunch and he was super happy with it...hahaha actually I was tired and lazy to cook anything, not just this particular dish. I am still in retirement bliss :p . He loves lots and lots of onion rings in his pork chop and I added in chillies for him :)  
























Pork Chop Chinese Style  - WB's Kitchen

ingredients for meat patties

300 gm minced meat - chicken or pork
1 tsp of ground black pepper
1.5 tsp of light soy sauce
1 egg
1 tbsp of corn flour

mix and stir the above ingredients together with a pair of chopstick till meat is sticky .  Scoop a tbsp of meat mixture and pan fried them till both sides are brown ,crispy and cooked.  Repeat process till all meat mixture is used up.  Leave aside.

ingredients for the dish

pan fried meat patties (14 pieces )
2 red onions- cut into rings
1 tbsp of chopped garlic
1 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tbsp of Xiao Hsing cooking wine
1/2 cup water + 1 tsp of corn flour ( thickening )
sliced chillies * optional

Method:

Heat up oil in wok , saute garlic till fragrant, add in the onion rings, oyster sauce and thickening...when the thickening has boiled , add in the pan fried patties and cooking wine. Continue to cook till the patties are coated with the sauce.  Add in sliced chillies if desire ,dish out and serve with white rice.

Enjoy !



'Duke' Our Neighbor's Dog

My neighbor's dog was sick and did not come out for walks for the past one week.  I was so busy that I did not notice that the dog was not well and gosh when I saw the master walking alone , I asked why the dog was not walking with him. He told me that his dog has hip dyspasia....gosh , that must be painful for the dog.  He told me that his vet is giving his dog carpaquin for the time being and might have to do surgery .  I feel sad for the dog coz the dog will wags his tail whenever he sees me.  Such a cheerful little fella and is strike with this painful hip dyspasia.  I pray for speedy recovery for the dog if he has to undergo surgery later.

When I told WB about the neighbor's dog, he was thankful that our two dogs are enjoying good health and he too feels sorry for our neighbor's dog. Ya , praying that 'Duke' will get well soon.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Lunch Near Eco World Garden, Semenyih



Semenyih is a small town near Kajang and frankly speaking , they have quite a number of nice restaurants serving delicious food.  My SIL introduced this new restaurant near Eco Garden ( I only remember the name of the Garden but can't remember the name of restaurant ;p and to tell you the truth, I love the dishes here and I promised myself that I will definitely visit this place again.  Yummy ! The bitter gourd deep fried and coated with salted yolk...so artery clogging but yet so delicious...eat first and sweat out later la...my new motto for this goatee year :)


this dish is also commendable....the prawns is fresh and
the celery , tender and crunchy...love it a simple stir fry
with prawns and mushrooms and young corns....so good!























and this to die for dish...
tofu with sweet preserved radish and
dried shrimps toppings ...love this dish to bits
and now I am drooling just looking at it...


all the good food makes me wanna visit Semenyih again
and not only good food but to see my kids again
and my furkid too......ohhhh now now only I miss the food but
I miss them all......



Will find out the name of the restaurant from my gal

meantime drool at the food first :p


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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Stir Fry Fu Gui Cai With Sea Salt And Garlic



I have heard so much of this China ' fu gui cai' on facebook and out of curiosity, I bought some back from Tesco during the CNY period.  It was a bit pricey but seeing that it is quite light in weight, I decided to spend some money on it so that I could taste the real thing instead of imagining how this veggie would taste like :p  

Some recommended stir fry with garlic and some stir fry with razor clams.  I prefer to stir fry with just salt and garlic and it turned out delicious.  It tasted like Bok Choy but the stem are more crunchy and sweet.  Love it !  It satisfied my curiosity and if not for the price, I would love to it to my daily diet  :)  Simple dish and I am easily satisfied :p



this is how fu gui cai looks like before cooking


after cooking it still looks crisps and fresh :)
just stir fry with garlic and sea salt























love the crunchy stem and sweet leaves


Stir Fry Fu Gui Cai With Sea Salt And Garlic  - from WB's Kitchen

Ingredients:

200 gm ' Fu Gui Cai' trimmed and leaves separated
2 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp of olive oil
sea salt to taste

Method:
1. Heat olive oil in a wok.  Add the sea salt and garlic and fry till fragrant
2. Throw in the Fu Gui Cai and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.  
3. Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.


Enjoy !

Live Power Amplifiers


I understand that an impressive live show goes well beyond the musicians who are performing on stage. In fact,. there are many factors that come together behind the scenes to make sure that everything goes off smoothly without any hitch, . And one of the most important roles is played by the power amplifier. I heard this from our friend Joe Ong , he truly enlightened me on music and musical instruments.  He is also my hair stylist :) and he is a musician too.


He told us that today's power amplifiers have benefited mostly from the many breakthroughs made in technology. An excellent example is - take a look at the best-selling ButtKicker. It was designed to power the ButtKicker LFE and Concert and this amp has many cool features, including Class D switching technology and has a five-way binding post output  and has an even low and high cutoff frequency controls. It goes without doubt that this power amplifies will surely leave an impression on the audience :) 

Wow, I am already impressed , just listening to how power amplifies could impact a live concert . For those who are keen to have a power amplifier installed in their music studio can shop now for a better sound effect !






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